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Building Trust through Agreed-Upon Procedures
by Bodo Richardt, President, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | March 13, 2017
Feedback from small- and medium-sized accounting practices and entities, SMPs and SMEs, is a crucial step in developing an agreed-upon procedures standard that suits, and allowing SMPs and SMEs to more fully realize the potential of these...
Exploring the Demand for Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Jasper van den Hout, Principal, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board | March 10, 2017
The IAASB’s Agreed-upon Procedures Working Group has issued a Discussion Paper and requests input from all stakeholders.
Representing Small Practices—Key Priorities for the SMP Committee
by Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | March 6, 2017
Monica Foerster, the new Chair of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee, highlights the key activities and projects for the committee in 2017.
Unlimited Possibilities for Women in Accountancy
by Yasmine El-Ramly, Senior Technical Manager of Firm Services and Global Alliances, American Institute of CPAs | March 6, 2017
Head of the American Institute of CPAs’ Women’s Leadership Initiative discusses the vast opportunities for women in the accountancy profession.
Who Do You Want to Work with?
by Tanya Barman, Associate Director, Ethics, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | March 6, 2017
Professional accountants globally have a Code to uphold—there is a clear obligation for them to act with integrity and objectivity, and not to subordinate their judgement to others.
AICPA Chair on Unique Skills of Women
by Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, Chair, American Institute of CPAs | March 3, 2017
Women have the right instincts to be excellent accountants and leaders, says Kimberly Ellison-Tayler, Chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Global Accounting Strategy Director at Oracle, in a new interview conducted during the AICPA...